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Pierce: Painting and Religion

He made his name as Remington Steele on TV, and Pierce Brosnan doesn’t rule out appearing in another TV series in the future.

“TV is such a provocative, stimulating ground right now,“ he told the Daily News at the US premiere of his new comedy, an adaptation of Nick Hornby's novel A Long Way Down.

“Movies are somewhat diminished by blockbusters, which are great, but there’s not enough choice.”

In the new movie, Brosnan plays a depressed television personality with plans to commit suicide. That is until he befriends a trio on a rooftop, who have the exact same plan, and they begin to talk each other out of their fatalistic decisions.

The actor has had to deal with the deaths of his first wife, Cassandra Harris, in 1991 and his adopted daughter, Charlotte, in 2013. Both died from ovarian cancer.

“I would say faith, being Irish, being Catholic, it’s ingrained in my DNA,” Navan man Brosnan replied when asked what kept him going through those dark times.

Nowadays the former commercial artist finds painting therapeutic. “I paint landscapes, figuratives, I painted all my life,” he revealed.

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